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July 16, 2016

Summer on Plympton St.


It's just two weeks away! The release of the hotly anticipated eighth Harry Potter story is ticking steadily closer, and here at Harvard Book Store excitement is building. Make sure to RSVP now to our Harry Potter Midnight Release Party on the evening of July 30th and pre-order  Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (at 20% off!) for a chance to be first in line to receive your copy. 

And don't forget to tweet at us @HarvardBooks with #HPatHBS and why you love Harry Potter for a chance to win this gorgeous edition of  Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, illustrated by Jim Kay.

Need a suggestion on your next read? Check out what the smart, well-read booksellers of Harvard Book Store are reading right now; check out the chalkboard door back by the children's section (as well as our ever-popular Staff Recommendations).

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In June we hosted bestselling author Chuck Klosterman for a presentation of his new book But What If We're Wrong?. Check out the video below, courtesy of the  Forum Network.

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The Trouble with Goats and Sheep:
A Novel
by Joanna Cannon


Scribner, hardcover

Part coming-of-age story, part mystery, The Trouble with Goats and Sheep is a quirky and charming debut about a community in need of absolution and two girls learning what it means to belong.

How to Be a Person in the World:
Ask Polly's Guide Through the Paradoxes of Modern Life 
by Heather Havrilesky


Doubleday, hardcover
By the author of the popular advice column Ask Polly, featured weekly on New York Magazine's The Cut, this is a collection of brand new, impassioned, and inspiring letters, many of which have never before been published.

An American Utopia:
Dual Power and the Universal Army
by Fredric Jameson


Verso, paperback
Fredric Jameson's controversial essay "An American Utopia" radically questions standard notions of emancipated society. This volume also includes responses from leading contemporary thinkers, as well as an epilogue by Jameson himself.
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Kids & Young Adult
Lion Lessons
by Jon Agee


Dial Books, hardcover
There are seven steps to becoming a proper lion, including Looking Fierce, Roaring, and Prowling Around. Our young hero does his best to learn the necessary skills during his training with a master instructor (who just happens to be a real lion).
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Printed on Paige
Each week we feature a book printed on Paige, our book-making machine. Featured books will range from fresh works from local authors to near-forgotten titles discovered in our extensive print-on-demand database

Sonny's Story:
How an Adventurous Dog Found a Home
by Miriam Chernoff, Sharon Holiner, and Jane Ives


Print on Demand, paperback

Sonny's Story tells of a resourceful dog in search of a family. It chronicles Sonny's adventures from Savannah to Boston and how Sonny discovers the true meaning of home.


Remainders are bargain books, new books at used-book prices. We have a limited number of copies of these titles, so if you see something that you're interested in, come in and check it out soon. To see more of our Remainders section, visit our Remainders page.
by Lily King
$5.99, paperback (originally $16.00)
Euphoria, Lily King's nationally bestselling breakout novel, tells the story of three young, gifted anthropologists of the '30s caught in a passionate love triangle that threatens their bonds, their careers, and ultimately, their lives.
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A Novel
by Jonathan Franzen
$7.99, hardcover (originally $35.00)
Purity is a grand story of youthful idealism, extreme fidelity, and murder. Jonathan Franzen has imagined a world of vividly original characters and he follows their intertwining paths through landscapes both ancient and contemporary.
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Mr. Collier's Letter Racks: 
A Tale of Art and Illusion at the Threshold of the Modern Information Age
by Dror Wahrman
$5.99, hardcover (originally $38.95)
Mr. Collier's Letter Racks uncovers an artistic puzzle in the illusionist paintings of Edward Collier, a seventeenth century Dutch-British still-life painter.
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Recentused Finds in the Used Department
Featured used books go fast, so if any titles interest you, stop in to check them out soon. We will hold the book if you are the first caller to reserve it. To reserve a book, call (617) 661-1515 and ask for our Used Department. We're also always looking for books to buy. Learn about selling your used books, including textbooks, here.
To Kill a Mockingbird:
Collector's Edition
by Harper Lee
This edition originally published by the Easton Press in 1997
$75.00 (hardcover) in Very Good condition
This stunning collector's edition of Harper Lee's beloved classic features a green and gold genuine leather binding, richly gilded pages, and a beautiful opening full color illustration by Katherine Ross.
Avedon Fashion 1944-2000:
The Definitive Collection
by Carol Squiers, Vince Aletti, Philippe Garner, and Willis Hartshorn
Originally published by Harry N. Abrams in 2009
$40.00 (hardcover) in Very Good condition
Avedon Fashion 1944-2000 encompasses seven decades of extraordinary images by Richard Avedon, the most influential fashion photographer of the 20th century. It spans from Avedon's groundbreaking early photographs through his constantly inventive contributions to Vogue, Egoiste, and The New Yorker.
The Legacy of Muslim Spain:
Volumes 1 & 2
edited by Salma Khadra Jayyusi
Originally published by Brill in 1994
$75.00 (paperback, 2 volumes) in Very Good condition
The Legacy of Muslim Spain is the first work, in any language, to deal comprehensively with all the major aspects of the society in medieval Muslim Spain. It comprises nine detailed sections, complete with illustrations, extensive indexing, biographical notes, and supply of maps for easy reference.
Upcoming Events
Mark your calendars ( and pre-order the book here) for our Harry Potter Midnight Release Party on the evening of July 30th. And browse our   upcoming events, now updated through August.
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Fiction Fridays
Fridays This Summer
15% off new fiction!
At Harvard Book Store
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Mon, Jul 18, 7PM
Food and travel writer Larry Olmsted discusses his new book, Real Food/Fake Food: Why You Don't Know What You're Eating and What You Can Do about It.
At Harvard Book Store
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Lindsay Hatton
Tue, Jul 19, 7PM

Local debut author Lindsay Hatton reads from her novel, Monterey Bay -- set around the creation of the world-famous Monterey Bay Aquarium.
At Harvard Book Store
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Wed, Jul 20, 7PM
Debut novelist Benjamin Rybeck reads from his new book, The Sadness -- "a moody, fascinating novel about fame, disappointment, and the burdens of family."
At Harvard Book Store
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Thu, Jul 21, 7PM
Award-winning researcher and professor Rodney Dietert discusses his latest book, The Human Superorganism: How the Microbiome Is Revolutionizing the Pursuit of a Healthy Life.
At Harvard Book Store
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Helen Lefkowitz Horowitz
Fri, Jul 22, 7PM
Cultural historian Helen Lefkowitz Horowitz presents her latest book, A Taste for Provence, an eloquent exploration of how the region of France came to be regarded as a paradise.
At Harvard Book Store
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The Next Harvard Square Book Circle
Mon, Jul 25, 7PM
This month our in-store book club will discuss Philip Roth's novel The Plot Against America, an alternate reality set in 1940, in which rabid isolationist Charles A. Lindbergh is elected President.
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